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Kenneth Tarbet


1961 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Kenneth Tarbet Obituary
Kenneth Tarbet, 54, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 23,1961 to Willard J. Tarbet and Nelyne Gilbert Tarbet. Although he was raised in Chappaqua, New York, he spent his summers in southeastern Idaho with his grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kenneth was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in Paris, France, and held many callings over the years. He especially enjoyed serving in the Scouting program. He loved Heavenly Father, and the Gospel.
He found joy in sharing his testimony of the Savior with others and could always be found with a positive attitude and contagious smile. He truly found the beauty in all things and in everyone.
Kenneth did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, receiving his Phd in Chemistry at University of Utah, and J.D. at St. Louis University. He practiced Patent Law in Illinois, Washington, California, Arizona and Idaho. He was a co-founder of BTKS BioDiesel. He was also a lacrosse enthusiast, playing lacrosse in high school and for four years at BYB.
In 2015, he was inducted into the BYU Lacrosse Hall of Fame and recognized as a pioneer in leadership by his team members. He also enjoyed scouting, hiking, and demonstrated much creativity through making pottery and carving walking sticks.
On September 30, of 2014 Kenneth married Shari Transtrum and moved to Blackfoot.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Shari, of Blackfoot; children, Connor Tarbet of Seattle, Wash. and Katrina Tarbet Bowyer of Temecula, Calif.; stepson, Paul (Kira) McDaniels of Blackfoot; brothers, Bryon (Tara) Tarbet of Highland, Utah and Craig (Cindy) Tarbet of Eagle Mountain, Utah; sisters, Debbie (Blake) Jarman of Grass Valley, Calif., Lynne (Tom) Rath of Grass Valley, Calif., Tammy (Scott) Winterbottom of Charlottesville, VA, and Becky (Wes) Keetch of Lehi, Utah; grandchildren, Deya, Evan and P.J. McDaniels and 23 nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 at the Blackfoot LDS Stake Center,1650 Highland Drive. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, Idaho. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Aug. 22, 2016
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